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Organised crime in Singapore is a phenomenon that is not well documented and quite poorly researched. Singapore has a very comprehensive and efficient law enforcement system and the severity of penalties and punishment for serious crime, especially offences relating to illicit drugs, are notorious. Criminal conspiracy under Section 120A Penal Code (Singapore) is loosely based on common law concepts of criminal conspiracies in that it targets an agreement between two or more persons to do illegal acts, or use illegal means to carry out legal acts. In addition to the conspiracy provisions in the Penal Code, Singapore's Societies Act 1967 contains a range of criminal offences that apply to persons associated with triads and 'unlawful societies'. The Act creates a registration system for all societies in Singapore and criminalises the creating, directing, membership and participation in, and other association with societies that are not registered.

Keywords: organised crime; Penal Code; Singapore; Societies Act



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